Sick of people telling you that you look tired? Well, there are tricks that can help you cut years off your looks.
Image consultant Janine Davidson, who owns Shopnfriends Personal Stylists & Shoppers, is regularly approached by women who want to avoid making clothing mistakes that visually age them.
"The bulk of our clientele are women who just want to dress age appropriately and with confidence," she said.
"No one wants to be 'mutton dressed as lamb'. Most women in their 30s and 40s know they shouldn't dress like they are 20 but don't want to dress like their mothers either. They get stuck, trying to figure out where they fit in."She said a personal stylist could help come up with ideas for age-appropriate clothing tricks. We share some below:
Add a belt:
Ms Davidson said a belt could make you look younger, as long as the belt was not working under the bust.
"Your belt should be on your waistline," she said.
"And if you are carrying any weight around the middle a belt can actually look great, worn over a dress, but under a cardigan or jacket. It can give the illusion of a much smaller waist, as you can only see the smaller section of the belt showing.
"Belts can be fun, but be careful that they don't dig in and create any lumps or bumps."
For slimmer figures, a skinny belt in a contrasting colour such as red can be a great eye- catching accessory.Get your colours done:
Everybody aged but wearing black could really take its toll on your face as you grew older, Ms Davidson said.
"Getting your colours done will make you look and feel younger and you will get more compliments," she said.
"If you are stuck in a black rut, the best thing to do is start introducing colour into your wardrobe with coloured accessories. Get a handbag in your favourite colour.
"Get some amazing coloured earrings, or necklace, or beads and wear them with the outfits you normally wear."Learn to disguise and emphasise:
Ms Davidson said body shape wasn't important.
"We teach our clients the art of Disguise and Emphasise. We have had many clients who believe they are bottom-heavy when they are not. They just dress in a manner that emphasises the wrong bits.
"Teaching a woman how to emphasise the areas of her body that she doesn't mind showing off, and disguising the bits she would prefer to hide, will give her the confidence to dress her best."Have a "facelift":
Not the full monty, a much more inexpensive one - a professional eyebrow shape.
Cottesloe eyebrow specialist Alison Jade said a professional shaping, which included waxing, shaping, trimming and tinting, could make you look younger.
"When you have more arch and definition through your brows, it lifts the entire eye area up, creating a more youthful look," she said.
Ms Jade said as we aged our brows changed colour, grow longer and could often become more sparse or unruly.
"A brow specialist will help to correct your colour and give more definition to your brow. As your brows naturally lighten with time, correcting just the colour alone can make a dramatic difference. When your brows are too light it makes you look washed out and lifeless; too dark makes you look older."Cut a fringe or get layers:
Founder of Kevin Murphy and session stylist Kevin Murphy said the right cut could shave off years.
"Cutting a fringe or getting layers can make you look younger because the hairstylist can cleverly shape the layers and the fringe to lift the cheekbones and hide saggy cheeks," he said.
Plus a fringe could hide forehead fine lines.Lighten your hair:
"Lightening the hair makes you look cleaner and sleeker while brown hair can look frizzy and coarse," Mr Murphy said."Also, if you are getting your hair tinted all the time, having blonde hair blends a regrowth of grey showing up. Your skin changes as you mature and your hair colour should also change to match so that you look fresh."